Wednesday, December 15, 2010
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Mid-week mail call:
Jesus from Fresno wants to know if I think Oakland offensive coordinator Hue Jackson could leave for a head-coaching job:
Bill Williamson: I think it’s a real possibility. Jackson has done a pretty nice job with Oakland’s offense in his first season with the club. It is scoring at a much better rate this year than in recent seasons. There has been some talk Jackson could be a candidate in Denver. Jackson is a favorite of Oakland owner Al Davis and Davis would have difficulty letting go of Jackson, especially to the rival Broncos. But the only likely way Jackson could kept from taking a head-coaching job elsewhere is for the Raiders’ promote him to head coach.
Jesse from Minneapolis wants to know if the Chiefs could trade for Larry Fitzgerald in the offseason.
BW: If the Cardinals decide to deal Fitzgerald, which could happen, I’m sure Kansas City will be considered a candidate. Fitzgerald and Kansas City coach Todd Haley had a good working relationship while Haley was the offensive coordinator in Arizona. Last offseason, the Chiefs tried to trade for Arizona receiver Anquan Boldin before he was dealt to the Ravens.
Everett from Glendale, Ariz., wants to know if Jeff Fisher could be a candidate in Denver.
BW: If the Titans fire Fisher, there will likely be a lot of interest in him. Denver could take a look, but I think the Broncos will be looking to go a more economical route. Plus, the Broncos are planning to hire a coach who won’t be in charge of personnel decisions. A coach like Fisher will likely want power Denver is currently unwilling to surrender.